Fall Lecture Series Continues with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman Thu 19 Sep

Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, principals in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman, will discuss their work on “citizenship culture" at the US-Mexico border, and the Cross-Border Community Stations project, a platform of knowledge exchange that links universities and nonprofit organizations on both sides of the border.

2019 Fall Lecture Series Begins Mon 16 Sep with Kathryn H. Anthony

Join us for a conversation with Kathryn H. Anthony, PhD, ACSA Distinguished Professor. Her talk, “Defined by Design: The Surprising Power of Hidden Gender, Age, and Body Bias in Everyday Products and Places,” is an eye-opening overview of how the design of everyday objects that we encounter each day impacts and shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine.

EX-CHANGE: A celebration of work at the School of Architecture – latest edition now in print!

Announcing the release of the 2019 edition of EX-CHANGE, a publication celebrating the work of the SoA from first year to PhD. Inaugurated in 2017, EX-CHANGE represents an ongoing opportunity to shine new light on the SoA programs and to position the work within larger questions of research and practice. Latest edition now available in print and online.

PhD Candidate Flore Marion Writes First Annual Pittsburgh Municipal Building Benchmarking Report

The first annual Pittsburgh Municipal Building Benchmarking Report, released last week, was written by PhD-BPD candidate Flore Marion. The Benchmarking Report is part of Pittsburgh's goal to eliminate water and energy waste and is a testament to the ways the SoA and City of Pittsburgh can work together to achieve shared goals.

Jeremy Ficca to Co-Curate “Drawing Attention” Exhibition at Roca London Gallery Opening September 17

Jeremy Ficca co-curates the exhibition Drawing Attention: The Digital Culture of Contemporary Architectural Drawings opening September 17 at the Roca London Gallery. The exhibition, based on the recent ACSA Drawing for the Design Imaginary exhibit, examines the state of contemporary architectural drawing, revealing its potential to describe more than simply the detailing of a building’s construction.

School of Architecture Seeks New Head of School

The SoA invites applications for the position of Head of the School of Architecture. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2019. The appointment begins on July 1, 2020.

Current SoA Head Stephen Lee will be serving the 12th and final year of his term as head during the 2019-20 academic year. Lee will continue on as tenured faculty with the SoA following the conclusion of his headship. The goal for the head search is to bring the new person on board with time to allow for a smooth transition into the next chapter of the school.

Vivian Loftness to be Honored with Legacy Award during GBA’s 2019 Emerald Evening Gala Thu 12 Sep

Congratulations to professor Vivian Loftness, recipient of the Green Building Alliance’s 2019 Legacy Award. Loftness is one of five honorees being recognized at GBA’s 2019 Emerald Evening Gala on Thursday, September 12, which highlights people and projects that have transformed communities across the region.

Latest Advanced Synthesis Option Studios (ASOS) Catalog Now Available

Announcing the release of the 2019-2021 Advanced Synthesis Option Studios (ASOS) catalog. Released each year, the ASOS catalog contains descriptions of all the studios for Fall 2019, as well as information for the options in subsequent semesters. We are excited for the wide range of intriguing studios coming up this fall.

Gautam Thakkar (M.Arch ’19) Wins First Place, Sai Prateek Narayan (MUD ’19) Honorable Mention in The Future of My City Graduate Student Competition

The School of Architecture congratulates recent graduates Gautam Jagdish Thakkar (M.Arch ’19) for winning one of two first place prizes, and Sai Prateek Narayan Ramachandran (MUD ‘19) for receiving honorable mention, in The Future of My City German/US graduate student competition.

In Memory of Architect Philip Freelon

The School of Architecture mourns the recent passing of architect Philip Freelon, former lecture series guest and friend of the school. Freelon was one of the most influential black architects of his generation and part of the team that designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.